Free RentSmart Alberta Course

RentSmart Course for CHC Tenants and Applicants

Do you want to understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, and what Calgary Housing Company’s role is as a landlord? Sign up for RentSmart today and be ready to rent!

Upcoming Course Dates

Register by May 21. Class sizes are limited. All RentSmart courses will be held from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Microsoft Teams. Register by calling (403) 988-6787 or emailing

  • Tuesday May 25th
  • Thursday May 27th
  • Tuesday June 1st
  • Thursday June 3rd
  • Tuesday June 8th
  • Thursday June 10th

Course Requirements

You will need an email address to receive a link to the course, and a computer with internet access to participate.

You will need to commit to 4 hours each week for 3 weeks.

The course will be delivered by Microsoft Teams.

About RentSmart

RentSmart is a course designed to help tenants know and understand their rights and responsibilities when renting a home. It is a housing readiness model that gives participants the skills and knowledge to be great tenants and positively impact housing stability. Calgary Housing Company offers the RentSmart course to applicants and tenants free of charge. To learn more about RentSmart, please visit:

To Register for RentSmart, please call (403) 988-6787 , or email

About the Course

The course is 12 hours long divided into six modules, delivered over 3 weeks with two – two hour classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

  • Module 1: The Importance of Home
  • Module 2: Applying for Housing
  • Module 3: Rights, Responsibilities and Expectations
  • Module 4: Managing Finances
  • Module 5: Communicating Effectively
  • Module 6: Taking Care of Your Home

Additional information is provided on community resources.

Why take the RentSmart Course?

The RentSmart course will not only teach you things you need to keep in mind to be a successful tenant, he RentSmart certificate can also act as a reference when you apply to rent a place. It lets landlords know you care about being a good tenant.

RentSmart covers the following topics:

  • Tenant rights and responsibilities
  • Landlord responsibilities and expectations
  • Tenancy, human rights and privacy laws
  • Roommates and neighbours
  • Budgeting and keeping housing affordable
  • Effective communication
  • Maintenance dos and don’ts
  • Fire and safety
  • Pests
  • Community resources

Email or call us today to sign up for one of the upcoming courses (depending on availability), or to get added to the mailing list for future RentSmart course offerings!



Learn more about RentSmart 

To Register

To Register for RentSmart or for more information, please call (403) 988-6787 or email



Recent News
Tenant Handbook

In Summer 2020 we compiled a new Printable PDF version of important information for tenants. You will find details on how to connect with CHC, guidance on the programs we provide, and advice on maintenance and management of your home. Keep a copy of the PDF on your device or print your own hardcopy. Download CHC Tenant Handbook 2020

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